ICMHD at the Geneva Health Forum 2012

ICMHD’s abstract “Type 2 Diabetes and Migrants: A Twelve Country Study” has been selected and we will do an oral presentation on Friday April 20th at the Geneva Health Forum. If you are interested to learn more about the relationship between migration and diabetes please come and attend our presentation! This Forum, focusing on chronic conditions, will gather over 200 projects from the entire health continuum- from upstream multi-sectoral policies for prevention (of chronic conditions) and related risk factors to downstream actions in the health sector for detection and treatment.

For the complete abstract please visit: http://www.ghf12.org/?p=3295

Summary of abstract:

This twelve country study (Austria, Canada, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK) addressed the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in migrant and non-migrant populations and responses to its diagnosis and management.  Respondents were recruited from health care facilities and they were interviewed using a standardized questionnaire in their language of choice.  Statistically significant differences emerged between migrants and non-migrants with respect to a number of health care indicators, and the study highlights the importance of reaching out to migrants with T2DM diagnostic and therapeutic services designed around their particular needs and sociocultural situation.

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